Rachel L. Flynn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Medicine, Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and a member of The Cancer Center, was awarded a $50,000 grant for the coming year from the FOSTER (Fighting Osteosarcoma Through Everyday Research) Foundation. Dr. Flynn was recruited to BU from the Massachusetts General Cancer Center in June 2013. This is the first funding award for which Rachel has applied since joining the BUSM faculty in June.
FOSTER Foundation was established in June 2001 by Stacey Leondis, then a student at Garden City High School, to support osteosarcoma research. Osteosarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer primarily affecting children.
Kudos to Dr. Flynn and welcome to BUSM!